Southern Football League
New Norfolk 11.20 (86) d Lindisfarne 6.8 (44) at Anzac Park
WHEN you come up against the premier side of competition for the last three years, the efforts of just one quarter, no matter how good, won’t be enough and a few lapses of concentration can be the difference. Lindisfarne found this all too real in their match against SFL powerhouse New Norfolk last Saturday at Anzac Park - starting the match well but being outgunned by an Eagles outfit with too much firepower.
The Two Blues frustrated the Eagles in the first quarter, limiting them to one goal but New Norfolk showed why they are regularly the top side of the competition as they rode on the back of four- and five-goal quarters in the second and third for their first win of the season.
Coach Caden Wilson led the way for the Eagles, kicking five and helped by the returning Roger Belcher and Nathan Ross as they ran out comfortable winners. Wilson when speaking to the Mercury post-match said the key was putting a run of goals on the board against a young Two Blues outfit. “At half-time we had a chat to the boys about if you put a couple of goals away against a young team like Lindisfarne, their heads drop and I was really pleased about how we played the second and third quarters” Wilson said.
Lindisfarne coach Daniel Willing was left to rue the third quarter, in which the Eagles kicked five goals in 12 minutes.
In the Reserves match it was the Eagles by 10 goals while in the Colts game New Norfolk went down to North Hobart.